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    Default Cool New Case

    Hold on to your wallets and prepare for a major case of CAS.
    Appears to be an extremely well built/designed case with looks to kill.
    http://www.gatorcases.com/p/16107-2095/gw-jm-uke-sop

    Love the light color (as opposed to black), leather handle, quality buckles, vintage style and the shoulder strap is a huge bonus.
    Also reasonably priced. I just picked up a soprano and am awaiting delivery. Available at Sam Ash in all sizes. They also had the best price.
    http://www.samash.com/journeyman-sop...se-gjmukesop-p
    And... Enter - AFF1501 - for a 15% off coupon code.

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    Certainly a step up from those black canvas bags of yore.

    Looking forward to hearing if the quality matches the looks.

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    I saw this the other day and was very tempted. I like the look and they do appear to be well made.
    Tenor Ukes
    KoAloha KTM-00
    Pono MTD-(All Mahogany)
    Big Island BI-MO-TR-(All Spalted Mango)
    Compass Rose Style B Tenor-(All Claro Walnut)
    Boat Paddle ML style Tenor-(Red Spruce/Cocobolo)

    Baritone Uke
    Pono MHBSSC-(Spruce/Mahogany)


    Tenor Guitar
    Ibanez AVT1-N-(Spruce/Mahogany)

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    Lovely looking cases Josh. Cheers for the heads up brother.

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    Thanks for the links Josh. Been struggling to find a case to fit an Ovation Applause UAE148-4 Tenor. Seems the overall length is more than a regular tenor. Looks like the Gator tenor case might fit. Fantastic!
    cheers ... dennis

    Antoniotsai Rose Tenor (Acacia Koa)
    Blackbird Clara (Concert - eKoa)
    Kanile'a Concert (Custom - Curly Tiger Mahogany)
    Kinnard Concert (Custom - Redwood/Cocobolo)
    Kinnard Tenor (Custom - Cedar/Walnut)
    Mako Tenor (Custom - Koa)
    Martin 1T IZ (Tenor - Mahogany)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cigarfan View Post
    Thanks for the links Josh. Been struggling to find a case to fit an Ovation Applause UAE148-4 Tenor. Seems the overall length is more than a regular tenor. Looks like the Gator tenor case might fit. Fantastic!
    I noticed this and think it may be a difference in the way they are measuring. All specs for the Gator case are about a 1/2 inch smaller then my Guardian vintage case, except for the internal body length. When Guardian list their internal body length, I think they take into consideration the heal of the neck, and list the actual length of the uke that will fit. Where as I believe gator are simply stating the dimensions of the case, rather then the size of the uke that might fit in it. This is just a guess. Hope it works out for you.

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    I have one of these in soprano size and it's a decent case for the money. I wouldn't say it's any stronger structurally compared to something like a Guardian case but has good fit and finish and looks cool and vintage. It's pretty much on par (maybe a little better) then what's out there currently.

    I don't think the handle on mine is leather and the canvas covering is prone to getting dirty as I found out immediately after receiving mine. There must have been some dust on the outside box because the case covering soon had a smudge on it. It came with a little card that said to spray the outside of the case with Scotchguard to help preserve the fabric.....I didn't do this because I think it will look better with some wear and tear on it

    Anyways, t fits a Martin soprano perfectly and looks good doing it. My only concern is the brass latches that don't lock down as well as I would like. I have accidentally flipped one or two open by catching the latches on something. Otherwise, it's a good case and it looks great!
    Specialk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwieties View Post
    I noticed this and think it may be a difference in the way they are measuring. All specs for the Gator case are about a 1/2 inch smaller then my Guardian vintage case, except for the internal body length. When Guardian list their internal body length, I think they take into consideration the heal of the neck, and list the actual length of the uke that will fit. Where as I believe gator are simply stating the dimensions of the case, rather then the size of the uke that might fit in it. This is just a guess. Hope it works out for you.
    After further analysis, it looks like the Gator case (tenor) won't fit my Ovation. I will probably have to go with a baritone size and pad it out some. I see Gator doesn't offer a baritone size so it looks like the Guardian may be my best option. Thanks for the pointers.
    cheers ... dennis

    Antoniotsai Rose Tenor (Acacia Koa)
    Blackbird Clara (Concert - eKoa)
    Kanile'a Concert (Custom - Curly Tiger Mahogany)
    Kinnard Concert (Custom - Redwood/Cocobolo)
    Kinnard Tenor (Custom - Cedar/Walnut)
    Mako Tenor (Custom - Koa)
    Martin 1T IZ (Tenor - Mahogany)

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    Very Nice!...

    Nice modern Vintage look, three D ring clasps and very reasonable price!!!... Thanks, for the link!

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    Thanks for the mini review SpecialK. I was a little worried about how dirty it may get, but this is also for a vintage uke, so I'm not concerned and actually prefer if it looks a little worn.

    Cigar - the guardian is an excellent case with great quality. In fact, maybe even a little better given the arch top. I'm excited about the gator because it the first quality tweed case Ive seen. Most come with those cruddy flip down latches. I've always went for the black Guardian or Silver Creek because they seem much better then the other options, but these Gators seem to be the same quality have the extra cool factor and are not trying to kill you on the price.

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